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Illustrations Bukvoed, via Wikipedia, 186, 203. Radomil, via Wikipedia, 190. Signal magazine, 187, 189. Stephen Turnbull, Pages 112–13; United States Department of Defense, 154, 158, 161, 163, 172–3, 182–3, 188, 193, 195, 196–7, 198–9, 200–1, 202–3, 204–5, 206–7, 208–9, 210–11, 212–13, 212–13, 216-17, back endpaper. Other illustrations PageantPix and compilers’ collections. While every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and seek permission to use illustrative material, the Publishers wish to apologize for any inadvertent errors or omissions and would be glad to rectify these in future editions.
Front endpaper: Eighteenth-century French ships of the line deploying on the starboard tack. Maneuvering in lines enabled an admiral to bring broadsides to bear on his opponents. Note that the flag flown is the white flag of the Bourbon (preRevolutionary) monarchy.
Back endpaper: US Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aided by an armored vehicle, move toward an objective in Iraq during March 2003.
Below: The corner of a British square under attack at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815. The square formation, with ranks of infantry facing outward, proved generally successful in repelling cavalry attacks, but infantry needed to redeploy back to line to bring maximum firepower to bear on advancing enemy infantry.